Open Class: ARTS2871 Power and Powerlessness with Dr Melanie White

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Sir John Clancy Auditorium

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Kensington, NSW 2052

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This week we will consider the contributions of Karl Marx to theorising power and powerlessness.

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This is a required course for many programs such as Social Work, Criminology, Sociology/Anthropology and Social Research & Policy in the School of Social Sciences. The course builds on the philosopher Bertrand Russell's observation that power is the key concept for social science, and considers different conceptions of power & powerlessness from social thinkers such as Hegel, Foucault, Durkheim, Weber and more! This week we will consider the contributions of Karl Marx to theorising power and powerlessness.

Techniques and approaches used will include:

  • Active Learning
  • Real world connections
  • Active student participation
  • Interdisciplinary

This course is part of the School of Social Sciences within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

About Dr Melanie White

Melanie is Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Anthropology in the School of Social Sciences, UNSW Arts & Social Sciences. She has been a Scientia Education Fellow since 2018.

Melanie brings empathy and generosity into the classroom, and successfully creates learning environments that encourage students to exhibit intellectual openness, rigorous scholarship, and ethical and reflective practice. Melanie inspires her students to make deep connections between their lived experience and sociological theory. This is achieved through teaching techniques that have been described by students as ‘effervescent’.

To read more, visit Melanie's bio page on the Teaching Gateway

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Kensington, NSW 2052

Australia

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